Rushing Kappa this spring was honestly just my attempt to fill a void. Well, everything since November had been an attempt to ignore the pain from the AF discharge and salvage some sense of being. After being initiated into Arnold Air Society, an aerospace fraternity, I felt on top of the world and gained some friends I felt I could trust with my life. I thought a sorority may be able to take the place of AAS in my life, so I did it.
To be completely honest, I was so critical of it. Hazing? Pfft.. I ran around UK holding lead pipe with six other cadets.. Trust? You guys don’t know the half of it.. Parties and fun times… what about national security and honor? Yes, I was most critical of it.. and unnecessarily, I admit. The organizations, though both considered fraternities, were really apples and oranges. I was so hung up on what I had lost that I couldn’t fully appreciate what I had gained.
And what I gained was something different entirely. I’m no crazy advertiser for Greek life, but I must say Kappa has given me some sort of comfort. No matter where I am or what I’m doing, I know I can find a friend. Not just a friend… but someone who genuinely cares. It’s not military, life-or-death style caring, but it’s caring nonetheless… and I love it. I don’t know if it’s simply because it’s a sorority or if it’s just the group of girls, but I am so comfortable in my chapter.. nothing is stressful or a burden—-it’s just a place I can go to for a good time with good people.
I’m really glad I went Kappa… Centre is great and everything about it (including the other sororities) is awesome, but I think Kappa was my perfect fit as far as Greek life is concerned.